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President visits Lahore to inquire after the health of ex-PM Mr Imran Khan

Islamabad, November 05, 2022 (PPI-OT):President Dr. Arif and the First Lady Begum Samina Arif Alvi visited Shaukat Khanum Hospital, Lahore to inquire after the health of the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr Imran khan, who was wounded during a failed assassination attempt while he was addressing the participants of the long March near Wazirabad on 3 November 2022.

The President and the First Lady expressed their best wishes and prayed for his speedy recovery. They stayed with Imran Khan for almost three hours. On the occasion, the President said that it was through the Allah Almighty’s grace that Pakistan was saved from a huge crisis.

The President and Mr Imran Khan also exchanged views on the dire political and economic situation of the country. The President once again condemned the cowardly attack on Mr Imran Khan and called upon the Government to take all possible measures to bring the culprits to justice.

He said that the Government should ensure safeguarding the constitutional fundamental rights of every citizen which included the right to peaceful assembly, safety of life and liberty, and the right to freedom of speech and expression.

The President reiterated that all stakeholders should pursue their political objectives and find solutions to issues within the confines of democratic means of discussion, negotiation, consultation and deliberation. The President once again offered his services in his personal capacity to mediate amongst stakeholders for developing consensus on major issues.

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